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  1. The main group had a lot of fun in the initial warm up... the final exercise had pairs with both hands on the one football. When the whistle was blown the pairs had to try and rip the footy out of their opponents grip.., Jetta proved too tricky for Max, while Weids  and May were called into the centre of the group to contest the ‘final’. The rest of the group were asked to stand behind the player they thought would win. Great delight from the Weiderman group when he was lightning in snapping the ball away from May... then ran off hurling the ball into the air to the delight of his ‘followers’!

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  2. All this talk about Petracca's body shape/fitness is mildly amusing and symptomatic of the off-season blues. I suggest the doubters get down to Gosch's and have a closer look first hand... if that is out of the question, show some respect for the supporters who have. Petracca is tracking very well and we are blessed to have his unique talents. He is powerful, intuitive and highly effective in the role he played throughout a successful finals campaign... If it ain't broke...! 

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  3. 3 hours ago, demon3165 said:

    Whilst i am not a huge fan of Viney or jones football wise and I have even posted this even I must admit both have played well in both matches and as a supporter I hope that continues on in Perth next Saturday.

     

    Go dees.

    Viney, Jones... whats not to like? You must be a huge fan of yourself!


  4. Love Bernie... he is so easy to love! I agree with all the great things that Demonlanders have expressed above. I hope we can keep him at the club for some time yet. He is such a positive influence! I wish him the best, wherever life takes him from here. Thank you Bernie for all the belief you restored, for all the fun you shared and for representing our Club with distinction! 

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  5. 54 minutes ago, Hompy said:

    The last play of the game was Neville crunching Lecras into the ground during a marking contest.
    Lecras probably returned serve after the siren and they agreed to disagree.

    Yes... this is closest to the pin for mine! I thought I saw Nev making a backward elbow motion when explaining to one of the other players as they walked off. My guess is that Lecras was dirty on the tackle, and pizzed because the umpire did not award a mark or an 'after the bell' free. I suggest Lecras gave a sneaky high elbow to Nev's ear and the rest is as viewed by the masses. Why Lercras insisted on getting in Nev's face after he could see our man was livid is beyond reason! 

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  6. 2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

    Funny that hey..

    Billy Stretch voices his concern prior to the Freo game that his foot is a bit sore, yet medical team told him just run it out to warm it up..

    Next minute,  season over!

    Oh yeah!!! Can hear the conversation now... "Stop sooking lad, just get out there and run it out you wimp" NOT!!!


  7. I recently responded to a claim in another thread that Hogan was a 'flat-track bully' by pointing out that he had already played well against some of the best. So I did some research. Hogan is on track to kick 50 goals this season. The last 23 y.o. Demon to kick more than 50 in a season was David Neitz in 1996 (56), so it has been 22 years. Before that...

    Allan Jakovitch 1991 (59)

    Gerard Healy 1982 (77)

    Mark Jackson 1981 (76)

    Fred Fanning 1943 (62)

    Fred Fanning 1944 (87)

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  8. "Flat track bully" is a ridiculous term to apply to Hogan. To suggest that he doesn't perform against top level opponents is misleading. He may be inconsistent... but he certainly has performed against the best. As for the weekend... he had a very important hand in the goal that sealed the deal, in spite of his physical issues... never gave up... brought the ball to ground throughout the tough contests in the final qtr.

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  9. Just watched the highlights on The Bounce... Shaun Higgins goal... ran from the centre circle to a few metres from the 50 metre arc... I counted 16 steps... estimate from the lines that he was approaching 25 metres... There you are in One! The 15 metre rule is solely responsible for all the congestion!


  10. Those that are screaming out for a chop out for O McDonald seem to have forgotten about Lever and Hibberd... Players of that ilk don't grow on trees... The team did everything possible to get the win... We just weren't good enough tonight! Who thought a MFC team with the likes of JKH, Frost, J Smith, Spargo etc would win away at the Cattery when the season began?  However, we will improve in coming rounds and in 2019 with Viney, Hibberd, Lever, Hunt, Stretch, and AVB available.  

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  11. Yes, there was a lot of the inevitable about the way we lost... but we didn't just curl up and roll over! I agree with the tactical stuff up with Gawn off early last qtr... but if you ever get the courage to watch the final minutes you will see two teams giving everything they could to win the ball and send it forward. JKH needed that goal for his own career... but he wasn't a passenger. Frost was amazing with his last desperate dash out of defence. Its a fine line between pleasure and pain. I see the game as a move forward in the teams development... This group know the CAN win in whatever Hellhole they find themselves in... Heartbreaking, yes... but I see it as character building! I'm not going to argue the point... Its just my opinion.

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  12. If you want to see an example of corrupt umpiring switch to the GC v North game... I've been watching the first qtr and the bias toward North is disgraceful... I can't watch anymore... GC forward takes mark which is displaced by Thompson whacking him over the shoulder, "Play On".... GC backman marks clearly in front of pack... "free kick North for blocking!

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  13. I'm hearing quite a bit of discontent on the Media over the 50 metre penalties! Finally we might get something done about the trigger-happy field umpires expecting players to dissolve or transport themselves 10 metres away instantly. The resultant penalty often becomes a certain goal. Here's a few observations...

    • The clarification on the restricted zone was never intended to lead to many of the penalties we are now seeing applied by the umpiring fraternity
    • The current application of the 50 metre penalty for this offense is sporadic, painfully inconsistent (depending on the umpire/offending player/team), and for this reason, GROSSLY UNFAIR!
    • The penalty should only be applied if the opposition player is attempting to hold up play or have a negative effect on the player who is taking or about to take the kick
    • If the opposition player is running away from the protected area, IN ANY DIRECTION, he/she should not be penalised

    It really is a matter of common sense! The disturbing reality is that the current crop of whistle blowers don't have any! They identify themselves as severely lacking in knowledge of the game!

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